Decorative Indulgences

ca. 1900, [Admiral Dewey coin drop game]

"…manufactured during the ‘Deweymania’ surrounding his impressive naval victory over the Spanish Fleet at Manila during the Spanish-American War. George Dewey was welcomed back to America as a hero and it was even suggested that he run for president in 1900 but he decided not to in favor of McKinley’s re-election."

via Heritage Auctions
  • 2 January 2013
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